Doing Business in Haiti

Ti Machann in Haiti selling rice and cooking oin in the streets

Ti Machann in Haiti selling rice and cooking oin in the streets

Life is not easy for a Ti Machann, the Haitian women who sell products on the sides of the streets. She buy a bag of rice and a bucket of oil and turns around and sells it retail to passers by for consumption.

In a day or two in the hot Haiti sun, if it all sells, she may make a little profit with which she has to take care of the house.

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PHOTO: Ti Machan in Haiti with her hands on her face, life is hard

PHOTO: Ti Machan in Haiti with her hands on her face, life is hard

Life is not easy for a Ti Machann, the Haitian women who sell products on the sides of the streets, the products are so expensive these days less people buy from her.

How can she make ends meet when the products she buys to resell is so expensive while her customers have little money to buy from her?

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How Haitian women are transforming Cocoa to Chocolate in Haiti

How Haitian women are transforming Cocoa to Chocolate in Haiti

From harvesting cocoa to a chocolate bar, a group of Haitian women in Limonade Haiti make it their business to transform cocoa to chocolate and they are making money too...

These women are members of the Association of Valiant Women of Limonade (RAFAVAL) in Limonade, Nord department. This woman's association transforms local cocoa into chocolate.

Chances are, if you are drining a cup of hot chocolate in front of the University of Limonade, you are you are being served fresh 'chokola' from one of these valiant Haitian business women.

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Ti Machann : The micro-business men and women of Haiti

Ti Machann : The micro-business men and women of Haiti

Haitians in general have a business mentality but they often lack the finances to start a decent business. So they start small, very small... A Ti Machann is in Haiti is the micro of micro-business owners.

Does the business of a Haitian ti Machann every really grow?

A ti machann in Haiti does not have a big inventory, she buy and sells her inventory. Often she consumes the profits and buys again with the "manman lajan" (the principal).

Haiti - Business : The Employee vs the Haiti - Business : The Employee vs the "Ti Machann"

Take a good look at this photo, one Haitian ti Machann has a blue mat on the floor selling tomatoes, the other ti Machann has more like a mobile business setup in a wheelbarrow. In it you will find all your cooking products like butter, tomato paste, condensed milk, sardines, ketchup, spaghetti, and a few spices.

Haitians lack respect for small business men and women who provide the services they need everyday Haitians lack respect for small business men and women who provide the services they need everyday

It's not much but it's better than staying at home doing nothing in a country that has almost nothing to offer its citizens.

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Haiti Small Business Ideas

Haiti Small Business Ideas

Do you have a small business idea that could or does work in Haiti? Share it with us...

What kind of business can you think of that you can start in Haiti for $500 U.S. or less that you could hire someone to run for you for a share of the profits?

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Forbes - Haiti: Best And Worst Countries for Business

Forbes - Haiti: Best And Worst Countries for Business

Haiti is a free market economy with low labor costs and tariff-free access to the US for many of its exports. Two-fifths of all Haitians depend on the agricultural sector. more >

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PHOTO: System Ekonomi Peyi d'Haiti - Lajan pa Sikile, li fè tou dwat PATI kite peyi a

PHOTO: System Ekonomi Peyi d'Haiti - Lajan pa Sikile, li fè tou dwat PATI kite peyi a

Gade photo saa... Nan system ekonomi payi d'Haiti a, lajan pa sikile li pa vire an won, li fè tou dwat. Lajan rantre tou dwat soti lòt kote, Lajan pase tou dwat soti ale lòt kote...

See this illustration in English: Haiti's Economic System - Flow of Income is FLAT, not Circular

Kisa ou panse de sa?

Kite yon mesaj

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Doing Business in Haiti - Business Tips

Doing Business in Haiti - Business Tips

Read a collections of related articles about doing business in Haiti. Share some small business tips with Haitians business men and women here...

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CHART: Haiti - Starting a Business, days to register a company, 2015

CHART: Haiti  - Starting a Business, days to register a company, 2015

Look at this chart, find out how many days it takes to register a company in Haiti in 2015 compared to other countries around the world...

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PHOTO: Hansae Worldwide coming to Haiti

PHOTO: Hansae Worldwide coming to Haiti

Look at this photo... Hansae Worldwide garment manufacturer is coming to Haiti

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